Ways to Give

There are so many ways to give, and they all make a difference.

As you review the options below, please consider that funding out annual fund is our top priority, for without meeting our annual financial obligations, the other scholarships, classes, or programs and partnerships would simply not exist. Consider contributing to our annual fund first, or ask us where we stand with annual fund goals, before choosing one of these additional ways of giving.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 603-569-1500 or drop us an email at info@makersmill.org

G.A.L.A. Community Center (DBA Makers Mill) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Our EIN # is  65-1286865

Donate

A secure online donation is the easiest way to make an immediate impact. Gifts can be set up a recurring gift - monthly, quarterly, or annually, to join our Sustaining Donors. You can also honor and/or memorialize a friend or a loved one using this form.

Scholarships

Scholarships are a great way to help us achieve our goal of making Makers Mill accessible to everyone and achieving our goals around equity. Gifts to our General Scholarship Fund allow our board to direct funds to wherever the impact can be greatest. We also have the ability to work with you to develop a named fund to support a specific goal.

Sponsorships

Sponsor an event, "Buy a Brick", or "Brand a Door"!

Wishlist & In-Kind Donations

About 90% of the tools and equipment at Makers Mill have been donated! We rely heavily on donated goods and services.  That being said, we also need to be selective.  To make things easier, we manage a Wish List where you can browse our current needs and either purchase the items new or donated them second-hand.

Please do not, however, drop off items without speaking with someone first.  If you have something that you think we’ll want but you don’t see it on our list, just call us to discuss, or send a picture.  Read our In-Kind Donation Acceptance Policy here.

Other Ways to Give

Donate Securities

Giving a gift of stock or mutual fund is an easy way to support us. Just as with cash gifts, you will receive a federal income tax donation for the full market value of any securities you donate, as long as you have owned them for at least one year. You may also avoid the capital gains taxes you would owe if you sold these securities. Please contact us prior to making a transfer so we can match the funds received to you, the donor.

Donor Advised Fund Gifts

There are several benefits to making a gift to Makers Mill through donor advised funds (DAF’s). Here are some of the top 10 reasons people use DAFs to manage their charitable giving. Through a Donor Advised Fund, individuals can make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. If are you interested in establishing a DAF, consider reaching out to the NH Charitable Foundation to begin the process.

Endowment; Join our Founder’s Guild

To commemorate the opening of Makers Mill, an endowment fund has been established at the NH Charitable Foundation under the name of “Makers Mill Sustainability Fund”.  Every year we will receive a check for 4-5% of the total amount in this fund.  Our goal is to build this to a 5 million dollar fund, so that the drawdown will cover our basica annual operating expenses of $250,000.  This would allow our other fundraising efforts to go directly toward scholarships and program development.  A generous donor has seeded this endowment with $110,000.  By contributing to this fund and helping us reach our 5 million dollar goal, you become a member of our Founder’s Guild and will be memorialized on a plaque at Makers Mill. Contribute to this fund by going to NH Charitable Foundation’s fund page here.

Tribute & Memorial Gifts

If you want to honor a friend or a loved one, consider making a gift to Makers Mill in their honor. If you provide their contact information to us, we’ll gladly inform them that a gift has been made. “In Honor Of” and “In Memory Of” gifts can also be made online via our online giving form. If planning a funeral and considering us as a beneficiary for giving, here is suggested wording for use in an obituary:

“In lieu of flowers, please make a gift in (name here)’s honor to Makers Mill either online at www.makersmill.org/donate, or by mailing a check to: Makers Mill, PO Box 2267, Wolfeboro, NH 03894”

Planned Giving & Bequests

Create a lasting legacy with our tax-efficient strategies while helping Makers Mill achieve its goals for current and future generations. If you are considering adding us to your will or trust, here is some draft language that may be helpful to you and your attorney:

“I give, devise, and bequeath (describe dollar amount, property to be given or percentage of your residuary estate), to GALA Community Center, DBA Makers Mill, a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization, located at 23 Bay St. Wolfeboro, NH 03894, to be used by said organization to meet the immediate or future needs of the organization, as determined by the Board of Directors of Makers Mill.  The organization’s tax identification EIN number is 65-1286865.”

Real Estate & Life Estate Gifts

You may donate property or a residence, or a percentage of the residence, to Makers Mill. while retaining the right for you and/or a spouse to live in the house for life or until sold. You receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction for your ultimate gift to us and effectively remove the property, or a portion of the property, from your estate. Furthermore, a gift in the form of a retained life estate does not prevent you from relocating at a later point.

Life Insurance

Donors can name Makers Mill as the beneficiary of their policy.

Retirement Plans

Donors can name Makers Mill as the beneficiary in whole or in part, or as a contingency beneficiary of a qualified retirement plan (IRA’s, 401k’s, 403b’s, and more).

Amazon Smile – Give While Shopping

If you are an Amazon user, did you know you can set the service to give Makers Mill a percentage of your purchases? Click here and set “G.A.L.A. Community Center” (our legal name) as your charity, then remember to use smile.amazon.com for your orders.

Facebook Fundraisers

Do you have a birthday or other special event coming up? Feel free to select GALA Makers Mill as the beneficiary of a Facebook fundraiser!  See “Fundraisers” in your Facebook menu and you can set up the online event there.

Employer Matching

Double or triple your impact through a matching gift program, where an employer or company will match donations to charitable organizations. These matches are often dollar for dollar, which increases your charitable donation power and is a great way to maximize your personal contributions to Makers Mill. See if your employer matches donations here.

Business Tax Credits

Occasionally we have business tax credits to sell through a program of the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA). The program allows businesses to direct their taxes to rigorously vetted nonprofit organizations for innovative projects that show a high degree of community support, build partnerships and leverage other funds.  This is a win/win way for businesses to stretch the impact of the contributions by re-directing money that would otherwise go directly to the state’s general fund, to Makers Mill.  If you are interested in this program, email us at info@makersmill.org and we will be sure to reach out when tax credits become available.

We hope this information is useful to you. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us anytime for a no pressure, no obligation discussion. You can reach us at 603-569-1500 or by email at info@makersmill.org.

On behalf of the entire Makers Mill community, thank you for all that you do to support this work and achieve our mission.

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